I love jumping rope, not only for the benefits listed below, but because honestly it makes me feel like Rocky in training. There’s something so cool about finding your rhythm and adding tricks to your routine. In just 10-20 minutes a day you can see incredible results without feeling like your working out at all.
“Happiness is the highest form of health.”
1. Amazing for Weight Loss
Jumping rope can burn 500-1,000 calories per hour depending on your weight. Every time you jump, you lift your entire body weight off the ground. The more you weigh, the more you lift and burn.
2. Improves Coordination
Jump rope looks simple, but jumping at the precise moment requires full body coordination and practice to find your rhythm.
3. Decreases Foot & Ankle Injuries
Jumping rope strengthens the muscles, ligaments and tendons around your foot and ankles making you less prone to injury and harder to knock down. Make sure to jump on the balls of your feet, not your heels.
4. Improves Posture
With proper jump rope form, you pull your shoulder blades back, lengthening and aligning your spine.
5. Boosts Intelligence
Jumping causes your brain to constantly monitor your rhythm and full body coordination, aiding in the development of the left and right hemispheres of your brain and enhancing spatial awareness, reading skills, memory and overall alertness.
6. More Than Just Cardio
With use of a thinner speed rope you can get a good cardio workout, or use a heavy rope to increase intensity and build muscle.
7. Improves Heart Health
Jump rope is one the most efficient cardio workouts, which have been proven to have a positive impact on your heart.